The US city of Temecula has awarded a contract to McCain, a manufacturer of traffic, transit and parking management systems, to supply its city-wide adaptive traffic signal synchronisation system.

The project, covering about 18 miles of arterials, will be carried out in two phases in the city and aims to improve traffic flow while reducing congestion and fuel consumption.

The new system includes the company’s QuicTrac adaptive control software, which will be integrated with the city’s existing traffic control equipment.

The software collects and analyses real-time data from field detectors, loops or video to establish traffic flow and demand, and runs a series of algorithms to determine and coordinate optimum signal timing for the entire corridor.